Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2054 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | January 2054

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 January 2054 at 01:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 20 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 667 / 1620

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 667 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2054. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 668 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠141.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠141.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2053 at 06:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 750 km

Moon is 387 750 km (240 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 January 2054 at 02:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.770°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.772° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 8 January 2054 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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